AG Beshear Survives Move By Gov. Bevin To Remove Him From Pension Suit

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 12:04:10-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear praised a judge’s ruling Wednesday morning that blocked an attempt by Gov. Matt Bevin to remove him from a lawsuit challenging changes to public pensions.

“Today’s ruling recognizes that, as the attorney general, I’m the people’s lawyer, and it is my duty to fight on behalf of teachers, police officers, firefighters, social workers and other public servants," Beshear said in a statement. "I will continue to protect the rights of our public servants and to enforce the Constitution’s requirement that our government is transparent and never turns a sewage bill into a pension bill ever again.”

The Bevin administration had sought to prevent Beshear from being part of a challenge to the new pension changes based on the fact that he had also provided advice to lawmakers on the subject.

A Franklin County judge reportedly rejected the move Wednesday morning.